This is an ever changing event list that we update as we receive confirmed dates from event coordinators. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.
The winners of the Summer 2022 Photo Contest are:
1) First Place $150 Winner - David Birozy
2) Second Place $100 Winner - Kristen Mastricola
3) Honorable Mention $50 Winner - Terri Schultz
As tourism season picks up, the Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) is excited to announce the arrival of the new guides which are currently available for pickup at the Carbon County Visitors Council office in Rawlins and at various businesses throughout the county. You can also download a guide or request that a guide be mailed to you.
Nestled among the scenic beauty that you’d expect in Wyoming, much of the county’s history and heritage is on display at small museums in the western towns of Medicine Bow, Hanna, Saratoga, Encampment and Rawlins. There are photo ops around every bend and an afternoon of “just me time.”
The Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route (#WYBDR) is the newest addition to the collection of off-road adventure routes and the 11th in the series. The WYBDR is the most remote discovery route in the least populated state. Wyoming's vast public lands made it an ideal spot for the new route. The 950-mile BDR passes through five mountain ranges with elevations approaching 11,000 feet! The WYBDR can be ridden in either direction from South to North or from North to South.
Fall and winter in southern Wyoming are the perfect seasons for rest and reflection. From the ski trails to the hot springs, to the comfort of a cozy fireplace, there are so many ways to enjoy the cooler seasons in this quiet corner of Wyoming.
Read more: Plan your fall and winter getaway to Carbon County, Wyoming
During its more than 80-year history as a corrections facility, approximately 13,500 inmates called the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins “home.”
Wyoming’s Frontier Prison, often referred to as the “Old Pen,” housed 11 women from when it opened in 1901 until 1909, at which point it became a facility primarily for men.
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